Suria KLCC reverberated with the sound of bagpipes yesterday evening – a sound that has been likened to that of cats being squeezed in a sack but which I have a strange attraction to – like the Scottish accent. Och Bonnie Lassie!
It was the launch of the MAC Winter/Holiday Collection – A Tartan Tale. Although tartan was the order of the day, there were no burly red haired Scots with kilts on – we all know what Scots REALLY wear under their kilts don’t we? You don’t? I’ll tell you below what a Scotsman told me when I asked once 😉
The Tartan Tale collection is huge and like all MAC Holiday collections include travel brush sets and makeup sets. They are all limited edition of course and although I’m not personally drawn to any of the tartan items, finding them rather gaudy, I liked the tartan design etched on the surface of the eyeshadow. They don’t go all the way through, but they are different and they look pretty good, even if it’ll all disappear with regular use.
Here are some selected pictures of the Tartan Tale collection products. I’m not much of a MAC Cosmetics fiend, I’d be the first to admit so I’m not quite all fired up about the products. But I know many of you are, so hopalong now for the photos.
Lip and Eye bags (RM150) – Tartan pouches that can be slung cross body, filled with a selection of lip or eye colour products.
Brush Bags (RM250) – Tartan bags that can be slung cross body filled with travel brush sets. Quality of the brushes felt rather poor. Brushes were stiff and pokey on my skin. But I can see many buying these for the bags.
Eye, Lip and Face Kits (RM180) – the palettes. 6 colour eyeshadow palettes, lip palettes and face palettes. Colours looked a little blah to me. Would likely sell for the packaging.
A Tartan Tale Holiday collection – Eyeshadows (RM85), Lipsticks, Pigments, Pearlglide Eyeliner, Blush (RM75) – the whole works!
I ended up getting Glamora Castle (RM85) – a dark grey eyeshadow with teal stripes. I agonized between this and Golden Crown – gold with bronze stripes, but decided that Golden Crown was too light and glittery. Glamora Castle has an almost satin feel and I liked the shade.
The A Tartan Tale single eyeshadows are larger than the regular eyeshadows so the higher price is to be expected.
So, what did a Scotsman tell me real Scots wear under their kilts?
Answer: Bike shorts! LOL Its to keep their goolies from freezing off 😛
To all of the Hindu faith, Happy Deepavali or Diwali! Here’s a picture of a kolam I took at KLCC.
It is a design on the floor made by hand, by arranging coloured rice in patterns. Intricate and beautiful no?
To everyone on holiday (that’s most of us in Malaysia and Singapore!) I wish you a happy long weekend! I have a huge project before me so I can’t wait to get down to it 😀
MAC Tartan Tale Collection is limited edition and is now available at all MAC stores and counters nationwide. I have no prices but will update once I have them on hand. The A Tartan Tale single eyeshadows are RM85.
Update: Thanks to Yani, here are the prices for the sets: Lip, Eye and Face Kits (palettes) RM180; Lip and Eye Bags RM150; Brush Bags RM250